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A look at the boys basketball field for Sectionals

Some quick thoughts after viewing the brackets for the Section II boys basketball tournament: • The CBA-Green Tech match-up I thought was going to take place in the Class AA finals will now likely take place in the semifinals after the Section II committee placed the independent Eagles as the ...

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Section II swim meet primer

In advance of this week's Section II Division I boys swimming and diving championships, here is a list of those who have already qualified for the state meet and those who are in contention to do so with their top times of the season: Already qualified 200-yard medley relay: Shenendehowa ...

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Colonie Youth Basketball helps Coaches vs. Cancer Friday

Friday's Shaker-Colonie boys basketball game at Colonie Central High School is serving as a fundraiser for the Coaches vs. Cancer Foundation, and the Colonie Youth Basketball Club is helping out at halftime. Members of the fourth-, fifth- and sixth-grade teams will be participating in a "cancer blitz." The boys will ...

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Storify: #NYSOS13

Check out Gov. Andrew Cuomo's 2013 State of the State address as it unfolded across social media.

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Five Albany Dutchmen to watch

The Albany Dutchmen are 4-2 through the first week of the Perfect Game Collegiate Baseball League season, and these five players are a primary reason why.

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Another Union player joins the pro ranks

The Albany Devils announced earlier today that they've signed Union College senior Kelly Zajac to an amateur tryout contract for the remainder of the AHL season. Zajac joins fellow Dutchmen Jeremy Welsh (Carolina) and Keith Kinkaid (Albany) in the pro hockey ranks -- not to mention his brother Travis, who ...

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The ride is just beginning for Jeremy Welsh

Jeremy Welsh got into his first NHL game 48 hours after playing his last collegiate game for Union College. By next season, Welsh may not be the lone Dutchmen skating for a pro team.

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After 20 years, it's still an adventure

This weekend marks the 20th anniversary of the day I was first hired as a professional sports writer, and it’s definitely been a wild ride. I jotted down some of the events that I’ve seen and people that I’ve interviewed since April Fool’s Day 1992 (insert your joke here), and ...

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Au Revoir to my Favorite Gal….Miss Albany Diner

Today I said good bye to one of my favorite gals, Miss Albany Diner. It is a silver tube of diner lore, cozy booths and some damn fine food on Broadway in Albany. Cliff, Jane and Bill Brown made people M.A.D. with their hospitality, wit and fare. It was a ...

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This is the winter sports season?

I just came in from a walk along the Albany County Rail Trail in Delmar, where it was mostly cloudy and in the 30s. Did I happen to mention that the date was Feb. 7? If it were a normal winter around these parts, I wouldn't have bothered to take ...

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My Girth and History….Montcalm, Queensbury, NY

Hello Everyone, How many times in your hasty quest to shop on the “cheap” have you driven past the Montcalm? Well, after you are done shopping at the Outlets near Lake George, you should stop in and settle down for a tasty meal. The restaurant looks like a small log ...

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Top 10 storylines to follow in 2012

Here is your sneak peek at this week's "From the Sports Desk" column. Enjoy, and Happy New Year!

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Chain Meal………..The Olive Garden, Colonie, NY

Hey there, I’m starting off by telling you that I had a fab time with my people. It was a gathering of women and we haven’t seen it other in a loooong time, so it was fun to sit around and catch up. The restaurant was chosen by one of ...

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A Room with a Surly view……..Country View Diner, Brunswick, NY

After running errands up Hoosick Street, we finally stopped to eat lunch. Country View Diner was close to our former destination, so it made the cut. The diner is familiar yet different….the front door is on the side of the building. We entered and got seated right away. We got ...

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SC South is a madhouse

Good luck picking a favorite to win the Suburban Council South Division this season.

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Take Out…..The Franklin Hotel, Rome NY

Hello All, One way to jump-start your body out of the Turkey coma is to order take out. We decided to order from Vescio’s Franklin Hotel. It took about 35 minutes to pick up our order and just like the song, Anticipation—it was worth the wait…. Located on 301 South ...

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